He was a controversial figure who, when he was at his best, pushed hard on our public officials -- and God knows that kind of journalism is sorely needed. You have to wonder how hard he pushed himself in the process. He was a man who cherished fatherhood to the point that he wrote a best-selling book about his own dad, "Big Russ" - who outlives him -- and he died two days short of Father's Day. Truly sad.
It's Friday. Go home and spend a lot of time with your own family. Every second counts.
My condolences to Tim Russert's family and his many friends.